Dannielle Tegeder

Saturday, May 20 – Jul 1, 2017 5 – 8 pm

New address coming 2023
Temp. office:
1732 W. Hubbard, Ste. 1A
Chicago, IL 60622

Exhibition on view: May 20-July 1, 2017

Opening reception: Saturday, May 20, 5-8pm

Carrie Secrist Gallery is pleased to present Turbulent Constellations, our first solo exhibition with gallery artist Dannielle Tegeder.

Dannielle Tegeder’s newest body of work expands on her ever-evolving exploration of the systems that surround us. This exhibition presents a monumental mobile, an installation of over 70 works on paper, a series of large-scale drawings, video animation and sound. As a full body of work, oriented within the gallery space to encourage exploration and interpretation, the integration of formal concepts such as architecture and urban planning manifest through abstraction.

Encompassing the language of painting in the expanded field, Dannielle Tegeder’s artwork reconstitutes what painting means as a formal exercise in mark making by allocating particular strategies to the medium of drawing. The notion of “Drawing” then becomes delineated by introducing installation methods that further disrupt media-specific hierarchies: drawing to sculpture to installation to video to sound and back to drawing. Expanding and contracting these constructs, with the idea of drawing as a baseline, emboldens the interconnectedness between line, shape and color. Thus: drawing as sculpture as installation as video as sound.

The visual systems alluded to in Turbulent Constellations can be interpreted as any number of things: mechanical diagrams, maps, blueprints or microbiological imprints. What they all share is the concept of closed and open systems. The closed systems here are the individual components (lines, shapes, color), representing a singular designated function. When these interrelated entities are combined, that function becomes a whole, or an open system, influencing its surroundings and forming a function within the environment in which they live. It is within this open system that the personal iconography of Tegeder’s transfiguration is revealed.

Image: Dannielle Tegeder, Mu Cephei, 2017, Gouache, ink, colored pencil, graphite, pastel on Fabriano Murillo paper, 39.5" x 55"